Hillary Clinton speaks out on Oscars' diversity problem

Hillary Clinton Weighs in on #OscarsSoWhite
Hillary Clinton Weighs in on #OscarsSoWhite

Hillary Clinton addressed the recent controversy over the lack of racially diverse nominees at the 2016 Academy Awards in her exclusive interview with AOL.com in Iowa, calling the Academy's response to the disparity "overdue" and that they needed to "catch up."

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"I think it is overdue, but the Academy announced that they are going to be making some changes as they should," she replied when asked about the contentious issue, which has inspired many Hollywood figures to vow to boycott the award show.

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, promised "big changes" in a statement released last week.

"As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in the last four years. But the change is not coming as fast as we would like," she said.

Clinton joined the chorus of those "encouraging" the Academy to take swift action "to really move as quickly as they can to make those changes" she said.

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"Just think of the great films that not only display the diversity of America, but the diversity of the human experience," she told AOL.com.

"The Academy has to catch up with our reality."

Check out the full interview with Clinton below, in which she dishes on her biggest political regret and her thoughts on working together with one of the Republican candidates.

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